MSRB Invites Municipal Securities Investors to Educational Video Series: Diving into the Documents

Date: October 22, 2014

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer 
             (703) 797-6600


Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced that it is offering a free six-week video series to educate municipal securities investors about fundamental disclosure documents. Each installment of the “Diving into the Documents” video series will be distributed to subscribers of the MSRB’s investor education email list. Sign up here. The series will also be available in its entirety in the MSRB’s Education Center.

“As part of our mission to protect investors, the MSRB develops engaging, multimedia educational resources about the complex municipal securities market,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “This video series brings to life the important information contained in a bond’s official statement and financial disclosure documents.”

“Diving into the Documents” will focus on the core disclosure documents that investors can refer to in order to make informed investing decisions. The series will also address how to find disclosure documents on the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on virtually all municipal securities.

Program Agenda

  • October 31, 2014: Why Official Statements Matter
  • November 7, 2014: What’s Inside an Official Statement
  • November 14, 2014: Where to Find Official Statements on EMMA®
  • November 21, 2014: Why Financial Disclosure Matters
  • December 5, 2014: What’s Inside Financial Disclosure Documents
  • December 12, 2014: Where to Find Financial Disclosures on EMMA®

Sign up for the MSRB’s investor education email list to watch the weekly video and access additional related resources. All videos and supplemental resources will be available in the MSRB Education Center, an online library of free, objective information on the municipal securities market.

The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress.